Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Short Message Service (SMS)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 133 -
Rank change year-on-year +77 - +84
Contract jobs citing SMS 37 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.76% 0.36% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.79% 1.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 35 0 0
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £325 - -
North East median daily rate £325 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £18.75 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.34% - -
North East median hourly rate £18.75 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year -35.34% - -

SMS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 187 444 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 18.98% 22.69% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 298 123
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £321 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.59% -15.00% +10.34%
10th Percentile £243 £263 £225
90th Percentile £592 £476 £550
North East median daily rate £320 £340 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% -15.00% +15.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 30 20
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £19.50 £29.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.76% +18.37% -10.91%
10th Percentile £9.80 £21.25 £9.95
90th Percentile £33.75 £55.25 £28.75
North East median hourly rate £19.50 £29.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -32.76% +46.84% -34.17%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +78 36 £331 - 10
Gateshead - 1 £319 -
SMS
North East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for SMS.

1 9 (24.32%) Project Management
2 7 (18.92%) PMO
3 6 (16.22%) Open Source
3 6 (16.22%) ITIL V3
3 6 (16.22%) Change Management
3 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 6 (16.22%) Windows
3 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) Data Management
4 5 (13.51%) SCCM
4 5 (13.51%) DHCP
4 5 (13.51%) DNS
4 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
4 5 (13.51%) Citrix
4 5 (13.51%) Service Management
5 4 (10.81%) Ivanti
5 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.81%) SaaS
5 4 (10.81%) PaaS
5 4 (10.81%) XenApp
5 4 (10.81%) XenDesktop
5 4 (10.81%) IaaS
6 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
6 3 (8.11%) XenServer
6 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (8.11%) Skype for Business
6 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.11%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Confluence
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) IaaS
1 4 (10.81%) PaaS
1 4 (10.81%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) DHCP
1 5 (13.51%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) 3G
2 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Selenium
2 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) Sahi
3 1 (2.70%) WATIR
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support
3 3 (8.11%) Developer
3 3 (8.11%) QA Tester
3 3 (8.11%) Tester
4 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Digital Business Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (5.41%) PMO Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) PMO Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Programme Office Support
4 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) QA Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) ISPF
3 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Debian
3 2 (5.41%) VMS
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.70%) AIX
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.70%) HPUX
4 1 (2.70%) MVS
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Solaris
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Project Management
2 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.22%) Change Management
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL V3
2 6 (16.22%) Open Source
2 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (13.51%) Data Management
3 5 (13.51%) Service Management
4 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
5 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.41%) Front End Development
6 2 (5.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Resource Levelling
6 2 (5.41%) Scrum
6 2 (5.41%) Software Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Ruby
2 2 (5.41%) ES6
2 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) C
3 1 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) JCL
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) PMO
2 3 (8.11%) QA
3 2 (5.41%) GDPR
4 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) XenApp
2 4 (10.81%) XenDesktop
3 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (8.11%) XenServer
4 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (2.70%) RACF
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Citrix
2 4 (10.81%) Ivanti
3 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
3 3 (8.11%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) BMC
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.70%) Xamarin